Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Steve Clark to Lead Chamber?

Here is a good example of how bloggers report rumors when official sources are mum. The Arkansas Blog is reporting a rumor from "The Fayetteville Trucker" that former Attorney General and Mayoral Candidate Steve Clark will be named to replace Bill Ramsey as President and CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Cowbirds. We make matters better or worse by repeating it here with commentary.

If true, this is actually wonderful news for our community. Steve Clark has given considerable thought to what kind of city we are and can become. He could bring new energy, a fresh perspective, and a broad range of contacts in state and federal government. He appears to have a relationship of mutual respect with Mayor-elect Lioneld Jordan that could become a close working relationship for appropriate economic development. The fact that Jordan was wise and confident enough to have named Suzanne Clark to his Transition Team does not hurt that prospect.

In addition, my old Def Leppard albums would be worth more. The only downside that I see is that we would have less material to work with in our mission to continually carp about the poor policies and mental inertia of the Cowbirds. We're not even going to mention that other stuff, because we think Steve Clark has paid his debt and his dues.

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